James Green (wrestler)

James Green (born December 19, 1992) is a wrestler from New Jersey. As a senior at Willingboro High School, James became the first wrestler in school history to win the NJSIAA state championship after a perfect 29-0 season in 2011. James is five-time world team member and a two-time world-medalist freestyle wrestler for Team USA and a former folkstyle wrestler. In folkstyle wrestling, Green was a four-time All American in NCAA Division I wrestling for the University of Nebraska.

James Green
Personal information
CitizenshipUnited States American
Born (1992-12-19) December 19, 1992 (age 27)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
ResidenceWillingboro Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
CountryUnited States
SportFreestyle wrestling
College teamNebraska
ClubTitan Mercury WC
Coached byMark Manning

Folkstyle careerEdit

From 2011 to 2015, Green wrestled for the University of Nebraska. During his four years of competition, he finished seventh in NCAA Division I wrestling twice, and third twice.[1]

Freestyle careerEdit

Representing the United States in freestyle wrestling, Green won a world bronze medal in 2015, and a world silver medal in 2017.

Match resultsEdit

World Championships Matches
Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location
2019 UWW world 4th at 70kg
Loss 9-5   Haydar Yavuz 2-4 2019-07-11 2019 Yasar Dogu Tournament   Istanbul, Turkey
2018 UWW world 13th at 70kg
Loss 9-4   Bat-Erdeniin Byambadorj 2-4 2018-10-22 2018 World Wrestling Championships   Budapest, Hungary
Win 9-3   Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev 6-5
2017 UWW world   at 70kg
Loss 8-3   Frank Chamizo 0-8 2017-08-26 2017 World Wrestling Championships   Paris, France
Win 8-2   Yuhi Fujinami 5-3
Win 7-2   Zurabi Erbotsonashvili 3-2
Win 6-2   Néstor Tafur 8-0
2016 UWW world 7th at 70kg
Loss 5-2   Rashid Kurbanov 3-3 2016-12-11 2016 World Wrestling Championships   Budapest, Hungary
Win 5-1   Davit Tlashadze 4-1
Win 4-1   Gitinomagomed Gadzhiyev 12-1
2015 UWW world   at 70kg
Loss 3-1   Hassan Yazdani 4-9 2015-09-12 2015 World Wrestling Championships   Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3-0   Arun Kumar 10-0
Win 2-0   Robert Ollé 12-1
Win 1-0   Johnathan Scott 10-0